Thursday, 15 October 2015

Invasion of the Ladybugs

MyToba
If you live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, you may have noticed ladybugs lately. A lot of ladybugs. It turns out our unseasonably warm weather is to blame. Ladybugs hibernate, and the warmer weather fooled them into thinking it was spring. Story here.

Public Services Under Attack Through TTIP and CETA

bilaterals.org

Public services in the European Union (EU) are under threat from international trade negotiations that endanger governments’ ability to regulate and citizens’ rights to access basic services like water, health, and energy, for the sake of corporate profits. Story here. 

Former Liberal Campaign Co-Chair Was Being Paid by TransCanada

iPolitics

Former Liberal campaign co-chair Daniel Gagnier has been working for months for TransCanada Corp., helping it with its controversial Energy East pipeline, while at the same time working as an key advisor to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Details here.

Climate Change Will Have Big Effects On Spring And Winter

ClimateProgress






A robin shivers in a Canadian "false spring." PinP photo.
Climate change will shorten winters by about three weeks by the beginning of next century, according to a new study. Story here.